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Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.

Oprah Winfrey blames wrong shoes for dramatic fall on stage

Oprah Winfrey fell dramatically to the floor after losing her footing at The Forum in Los Angeles as she spoke about “balance” in the context of wellness.
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, whose production company Higher Ground backed the documentary American Factory, congratulated the film’s directors after their Oscar win Sunday in Documentary Feature.

Obamas’ first film wins best documentary Oscar

The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced film “American Factory” snagged an Oscar on Sunday for best documentary — a win for Netflix, which backed the story of a manufacturing plant in the US Midwest reopened by a Chinese billionaire.
Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.

‘Farewell’ rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.
Michelle Obama, the former US first lady can now add Grammy winner to her resume, after snagging the award on music’s biggest night for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir “Becoming.”

Michelle Obama wins Grammy for best spoken word album

Michelle Obama, the former US first lady can now add Grammy winner to her resume, after snagging the award on music’s biggest night for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir “Becoming.”
Here is a list of winners at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place on Sunday in Los Angeles.

2020 Grammy: Full list of winners

Lizzo also won three prizes — best pop solo performance, best urban contemporary album and best traditional R&B performance.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
United States former First Lady Michelle Obama has paid a visit to Nigerian-born Njideka Akunyili-Crosby.

Ex-First Lady Michelle Obama visits Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili-Crosby in her studio

Chidiogo had hashtagged Njideka and posted: “So this just happened! Casual Saturday in the Akunyili Crosby family. When the Michelle Obama pays a visit to your studio!”
Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote.

More celebs join Michelle Obama’s voter outreach drive

The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington have signed on as co-chairs of the national organization When We All Vote.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie only female in 100 Most Influential Africans list

Multiple award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African decent by the Africa Report.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

Independence Day: VP Osinbajo entertains guests to “Nigerian swag’’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at a dinner organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, thrilled the guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding.
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie has made the cover page of the current Marie Claire Brazil, an international magazine in Brazil.

Chimamanda Adichie named among 15 global women in ‘Forces of Change’

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the 15 women Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, considers as ‘Forces for Change’.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify, through their media company Higher Ground Productions.

Spotify signs podcast deal with the Obamas’ production company

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear deal to produce podcasts exclusively for Spotify, through their media company Higher Ground Productions. The announcement is light on details, but heavy on aphorisms, saying the move continues the Obamas’ mission to “create compelling content that entertains and inspires viewers.”
RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO

RMD: Plastic surgery cannot make you happy

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, has revealed that the pursuit of plastic surgery would not guarantee true happiness in life.
Mo Salah

Time releases list of 100 most influential people of 2019

This year’s list is divided into four categories namely; pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
Michelle Obama, former US First Lady made a surprise appearance on the Grammy stage, leading female solidarity at the 61st Grammy awards.

Michelle Obama, Diana Ross, others lead female solidarity at Grammy awards

Michelle Obama, former US First Lady made a surprise appearance on the Grammy stage, leading female solidarity at the 61st Grammy awards.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde gets special recognition in Los Angeles

A popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has received special recognition at the first ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation in Los Angeles.
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama emerges America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama, former US first lady, has been voted America’s most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years.
President George Bush’s coffin was carried into Washington National Cathedral during his funeral Wednesday in Washington. Doug Mills-The New York Times

George Bush to be buried after four-day tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions.

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Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

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Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

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